We are deeply grateful to the generations of parents who have invested in Gateway School throughout its history to create this thriving and vibrant educational experience for hundreds of children. We invite you to join present and past parents, trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, alumni and friends and express your generosity through this tradition of giving.
Giving at Gateway
As a preeminent independent school, Gateway School relies on more than tuition to fulfill our mission. The full cost of a Gateway education is a combination of tuition and philanthropic support from the Gateway community. Fundraising allows Gateway to provide students with an exemplary educational experience. Specific examples of how these dollars are used include: faculty professional development, program enhancements, and financial assistance.
Every school day we work to support our mission by inspiring and engaging our students. From the application of neuroscience to the practice of mindfulness, our faculty fearlessly pursue a greater understanding of how the brain works, and use it to design curriculum that cultivates critical thinking, strong academic knowledge, and the equally important skills of resiliency, organization, reflection, and decision-making that are essential to future success. What makes all of this possible is our dedicated community’s support of our school.
The Annual Fund
The Annual Fund for Gateway provides valuable unrestricted funds that support every aspect of the school. By making a tax-deductible donation to the Annual Fund, you make an immediate impact on our ability to deliver the highest quality education, enriched co-curriculum programs, small class sizes and outdoor learning, as well as to support the salaries of our dedicated and talented faculty and specialists.
Annual Fund Giving Levels
All donors who give $2,500 or above through Annual Giving are considered leaders within Gateway School’s philanthropic culture, and are invited to a Donor Appreciation Party in the spring and the Leadership Reception in the fall.
- Founders – $10,000 and above
- Guardians – $5,000 – $9,999
- Patrons – $2,500 – $4,999
- Benefactors – $1,000 – $2,499
- Friends – $500 – $999
- Sponsors – $250 – $499
- Contributors – up to $249 We value every gift and ask that each family give according their means.
Many companies double charitable gifts, increasing the impact of your support. Please check with your company’s human resources department to inquire about eligibility.